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Olive Garden Breadstick Calories

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author image Anna Aronson
Anna Aronson began working as a journalist in 2000 and spent six years at suburban Chicago newspapers before pursuing freelance work. She enjoys writing about health care topics, in particular obstetrics, pediatrics and nutrition. She received a Bachelor of Arts in journalism from Eastern Illinois University and is now studying for a Master of Science in medicine degree to become a physician's assistant.
Olive Garden Breadstick Calories
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A meal at the Olive Garden is not complete without a basket of warm breadsticks. The restaurant flavors the breadsticks with a garlic-butter spread. Before grabbing one to start your meal, you may want to consider how it affects your diet.

Calories

Each Olive Garden breadstick has 150 calories. If you eat 2,000 calories a day, each one you eat represents 7.5 percent of your total daily calories. The amount of calories you eat each dish indicates how much energy you have provided your body, the Food and Drug Administration reports. Calories you do not burn off through bodily functions and activities get stored as fat.

Fat

The breadsticks from the Olive Garden have 2 g of total fat each, but contain no saturated fat. The U.S. Department of Agriculture advises people to eat no more than 65 g of total fat per day because too much fat can cause obesity.

Sodium

The breadsticks each contain 400 mg of sodium, the Olive Garden reports. That total represents about 16 percent of the maximum recommended daily intake. You should limit sodium intake to no more than 2,400 mg daily to protect yourself against hypertension.

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Carbohydrates

All bread products contribute to your daily carbohydrate intake. Each olive Garden breadstick has 28 g of carbohydrates, which includes 2 g of dietary fiber, the Olive Garden reports.

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